Man taken to hospital fleeing smoke-filled house in Doncaster

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A man was taken to hospital after injuring himself attempting to flee a smoke-filled house in Doncaster.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was in the detached property on Fawston Close, Balby, when the fire broke out at around 12.45am today.

A wheelie bin next to the property had gone up in flames.

The fire spread to an electricity box and filled the house with smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.